Back-to-school Tax-Free holiday shopping days for 2014 by date, state and items

Back-to-school Tax-Free holiday shopping days for 2014 by date, state and items

Shop tax-free for clothing, computer and other school-related supplies in these 16 states listed below, plus, get a list of all items that are included or excluded during the tax-free holiday. Back-to-school tax-free holidays start as early as July 25-26 in Mississippi, and run as late as August 16 for Maryland.backtoschoolshopping

Note, not all cities in the state participate in the tax-free holiday, so be sure to check the city or town you plan to shop in, before you head out.
July 25 and 26 – Mississippi

  • Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Mississippi

August 1 – 3 – Alabama

  • Clothing- up to $100 per item
  • Computers up to $750
  • High-tech accessories such as printers, scanners, ink cartridges, cables and other gear, also qualify.
  • School supplies up to $50 per item
  • Books up to $30 per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Alabama

August 1 – 3- Florida 

  • Clothing up to $75 per item
  • School supplies up to $15 per item
  • Computers – up to $750 per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Florida

 August 1 – 2 – Georgia

  • Clothing up to $100 per item
  • School supplies up to $20 per item
  • Computer up to $1,000
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Georgia

August 1 to 2- Iowa 

  • Clothing up to $100 per item.
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Iowa

August 1 to 2- Louisiana 

  • Items not used for business purposes up to $2,500 per item.
  • The holiday applies only to the 4 percent state sales tax. It does not apply to sales taxes levied by parishes, municipalities, school boards, and other political subdivisions of the state.
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Louisiana

August 1 to 3- Missouri

  • Clothing up to $100 per item
  • School supplies up to $50 per item
  • Computers up to $3,500 per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Missouri

August 1 to 3- New Mexico

  • Clothing up to $100 per item.
  • School supplies up to $30 per item
  • Computers up to $1,000
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for New Mexico

August 1 to 3- Oklahoma 

  • Clothing up to $100 per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Oklahoma

August 1 to 3- South Carolina 

August 1 to 3- Tennessee

  • Clothing up to $100 per item
  • School supplies up to $100 per item
  • Computers up to $1,500 per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Tennessee

 August 1 to 3- Virginia

  • Clothing up to $100 per item
  • School supplies up to $20 per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Virginia

August 8 to 10- Texas 

  • Clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Texas

August 10 to 16- Maryland 

  • Qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item
  • List of eligible and non-eligible items for Maryland

 

Tips to save even more money when back-to-school shopping

  • When doing back-to-school shopping, even during tax-free holidays, buy only what you really need for the start of school. If you can wait, items will be discounted at the end of the month, although selection might be sparse.
  • Leave the kids at home, so you are more likely to stick to your list and avoid impulse buys from your children.
  • Shop at dollar and discount stores over the summer and spread out your purchases.

What are your back-to-school shopping tips?  Leave them below in the comments.

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